Oilers Prospect Update: That’s a Wrap

With the completion of the Memorial Cup, every one of the Oilers prospects will begin their offseason plans. For Dmitri Samorukov, his Mem Cup ended in the semi-finals after losing to Rouyn-Noranda. A quiet tournament for the young D man after an incredible OHL playoffs run with only one assist. Ostap Safin had an even…


5 Questions leading up to the NHL Draft

With the NHL Draft less than a month away, there are still plenty of unanswered questions in Oilers-land that will need to get sorted out. Today, I wanted to look at a few things that have been rolling around in my mind that as we approach this year’s draft.


The Tippett Effect

Hello Nation, If the word on the street is to be believed, then Dave Tippet will be new Oilers GM Ken Holland’s first hire after a few dismissals. How are Oilers fans supposed to feel about this potential hire? Is it a misstep for Holland in hiring an old hand who the game may have…


Voynov Should Not Return to the NHL

For years we have read or heard the phrase, “sports is my escape from the real world.” For many sports fans watching it, reading about it, writing about it or listening to sports talk radio is a nice reprieve from the office or life in general. It still is that way for many people, and…


Saying goodbye to the Nation

Just under four years ago, I started my first day working at Nation HQ as a part-time intern. The day was just five days away from when the Edmonton Oilers would select Connor McDavid first overall in the NHL entry draft, and our lives would change forever.


Trade Targets – Part Three: Culture Changers

Every Friday, I’ve been going through different groups of teams that the Oilers could potentially target as trade partners this summer. While I’m not convinced the Oilers will be particularly busy this summer, there are some teams out there that are no doubt open for business.


The Nation Roundup

The worst of Holland in Detroit; could the Canucks buyout Eriksson; Bennett and Frolik names mentioned in trade rumors; will Trouba be traded; Dave Tippett, NHL draft rankings, the Stanley Cup final and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.


Inside the Nation: The Joakim Nygard Show

Is Dustin Nielson the funniest man on the earth? Does Dustin Nielson have the answers to all of life’s problems? You can ask him, every Monday and Thursday (unless it’s another day which you should make sure you follow us on Twitter to find out exactly when he will be live).